Dec 21, 2017

Regret batting performance – Upul Tharanga

Opening Batsman Upul Tharanga has said that he is dissatisfied with the batting performance of the Sri Lankan team, during the first Twenty20 encounter with India in Katak.

He said this at a press conference held subsequent to the match where Sri Lanka lost to India by 93 runs.

“First I must say I am unhappy about our batting and also the fielding. I think we made a good start and even mid-way. But during the last stage we gave away too many sixes and fours and that was when we started losing grip of the game.”

“We are very concerned and when we came from Sri Lanka our intention was to play the game well. We should have at least faced all 20 overs. Losing is not the issue but we should have at least got close to the intended target,” he said.

Among the new line of cricketers, Upul Tharanga is one of the more stable batsmen. He claims that batting coach Thilan Samaraweera gives him great help in achieving this goal.